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Smiths Group in talks about £6bn transatlantic healthcare tie-up
One of Britain's biggest engineering conglomerates is examining a potential transatlantic merger of its healthcare business amid speculation that it could become the next London-listed target for an activist investor.
WHSmith rated UK's worst high street shop by Which?
WHSmith has been voted the worst high street retailer in the UK this year, in a Which? survey of over 10,000 shoppers.
Tycoon Hands plots £2.5bn takeover of Quintain
Guy Hands, the private equity tycoon, is exploring a £2.5bn bid for Quintain, the London-based property group, in an effort to establish an £8bn UK-wide real estate empire.
Customers still suffering one month after TSB meltdown
It has been a month since TSB began a long-planned IT upgrade to move 1.3 billion customer records away from its old parent company Lloyds and on to a platform created by its new Spanish owners Sabadell.
Asos to try on new chairman as McBride leaves the catwalk
Asos, the online fashion retailer, is seeking a new chairman as Brian McBride prepares to step off the catwalk after nearly six years at the helm.
Richard Branson reveals his astronaut training as space visit looms
Sir Richard Branson has said he is undergoing astronaut training and is just months away from being catapulted into space.
UK's economy grows 0.1% in first quarter - the slowest pace for five years
Britain's economic growth was left unchanged at 0.1% in the first quarter, according to official figures.
Samsung ordered to pay $539m for copying iPhone features
Apple has been awarded damages of $539m (£402.7m) in its long-running legal dispute with rival Samsung.
Homebase sold to owner of HMV for nominal sum of £1
Struggling hardware chain Homebase has been sold to retail turnaround specialist Hilco Capital for the nominal sum of £1.
RBS delays naming strategy chief after Treasury conflict warning
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been ordered to delay naming its new strategy chief after a warning from the Treasury that it is risking a conflict of interest row.